Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

 We were able to go trick-or-treating last night with Sam and Nicole's family.  It started raining in the afternoon, so we waited for it to clear a little bit and then bundled the kids up and headed out.  We were really surprised to find out that there were a lot of people not at home in our townhouse complex and across the street in a condo complex.  We had lots of fun and the kids enjoyed screaming "trick or treat" when someone would come to the door.  Isabel really wanted to be snow white again this year, which we didn't mind at all!  Brigham was able to borrow a costume from some friends of ours, so it worked out really great for us this year!  We went to our ward trunk or treat on Thursday night and the kids had so much fun.  David decorated the trunk up really fun and spooky. Of course, he had to bring his coyote pelt and scare people when they bent down to get candy from the bowl.  He says he thinks he made a mom wet her pants!!!  We were reminded of our fun times out in Omaha and all the friends we would scare:)
 What a beautiful little Snow White!  She had so much fun putting on make up and making her hair pretty!
 It was hard to pin him down long enough for a picture, he was having so much fun running around and doing his dragon "roar"
 As we were heading home, it really started to rain hard, so we made a run for it.  Luckily, David had brought along our ginormous beach umbrella to keep us dry. 
We had a fun weekend, and the kids are sufficiently hopped up on a sugar high right now!  David had fun smoking some deer jerky and can't wait to do it again!  We set it up in the garage cause it was raining, but man did it make the whole house smell like the smokey flavor! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photoshop and some catching up!

 So I have been playing around with photoshop lately to see if I can do any good with it.  This is a before and after of a photo that I did that I kinda like, what do you think?  Too much???

This is one of the few pictures I have of the kids that they are both looking at the camera, don't have food all over their face, and look like their mother actually gets them ready in the morning:)  Kyle and Lisa (my brother and his wife) came down from Rexburg to hang out with us last weekend, and we went to a beautiful park to take some pictures.  She got some pretty cute pictures of the kids, but I will post those later.

 These are just some random pictures from the last few months.  I realized I haven't gotten the camera out as much as I should, and need to do a better job of documenting our lives.  This was one day after church when Daddy's leg was a temporary jungle gym for  the kids.

Sunday mornings are so crazy for us.  We always seem to be rushing out the door and I can't ever get a picture of the kids  in their cute church outfits.  Brigham was taking a nap, and we had time to curl Isabel's hair, so we had to get some photos of this pretty girl.  She loves to see pictures of herself, but it is hard to get her to sit still long enough to take said pictures!
 I love these kiddos so much.  As naughty as they can be (which isn't that bad, I need to keep things in perspective better), it all goes away with the little hug they will give me, or the times they tell me they love me out of the blue.  I am always amazed and overwhelmed at the job I have at hand, and realize I come up short so much of the time.  I am grateful to have children who forgive so easily and who love to be around their family (for the time being at least). 

Brigham is hilarious to watch on this bike.  His legs are not long enough to reach the peddles, so he does what we call "the fred flinstone".  He gets his feet going a million miles an hour and can go pretty fast.  I keep waiting for a big crash, but (knock on wood) he has done really well on it.  He loves that he can do something the other kids do, and will chase Isabel around the sidewalk in front of our townhouse on their tricycles.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dumb Blogger

So I finally am getting around to want to post lots of random, overdue pics on here, but this dumb thing is taking too long to load up the photos.  Grrr, who knows when I will get motivation again to try this.  Wish Blogger would stop making it so difficult to show my peeps some pics of our family.
On a side note, I am now almost 26 weeks pregnant.  I am feeling pretty good, but still get exhausted by the end of the day.  Isabel is so excited to have a new baby (hope she is still excited once we bring the kid home and she sees what its all about).  She refuses to believe it is anything other than a girl and gets so frustrated when you try and talk to her about the chances of it being a boy:)

The residency is keeping David pretty busy, but he is learning so much.  We hope to make a few trips this fall to possible locations we would like to settle and see what options we have there.  I am staying busy with my new calling and am having fun trying to put together a little craft night for our Relief Society.  I will post pics of the craft we are doing when I get the examples all finished.  I will say it involves wood, mod podge and scrapbook paper, so its gotta be something cute, right?